Kylian Mbappe’s decision over his club future could directly impact the futures of two of European football’s most sought-after midfielders in Enzo Fernandez and Jude Bellingham
Kylian Mbappe’s club future could directly impact both of Enzo Fernandez and Jude Bellingham as Real Madrid continue their interest in the French superstar.
The Spanish giants have long been keen on trying to lure Mbappe to the Santiago Bernabeu, but when the 24-year-old put pen to paper on a new deal with Paris Saint-Germain earlier this year, it seemed that all hope of the forward becoming a Real Madrid player in the near future had been lost.
That was before more reports of dressing room unrest at the Parc des Princes emerged and placed Mbappe’s future in the French capital in fresh doubt. Naturally this has not evaded the attention of those at the top of the Los Blancos hierarchy.
Off the back of his sensational World Cup campaign with Les Bleus, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is reportedly desperate to finally land Mbappe’s signature. The only snag is that the astronomical cost of signing the PSG star would drastically reduce Madrid’s ability to spend on other areas.
According to Spanish outlet SPORT, figures as high as €300million are being touted as the required number to sign Mbappe when taking into account the fee for PSG and the signing on fee the player would pocket. This is without factoring in the huge wages a talent of his calibre would demand.
As a result, there is little to no chance the reigning LaLiga champions could also sign both World Cup breakout star Enzo Fernandez and English teenage sensation Jude Bellingham like they had originally hoped.
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After a fantastic World Cup performance that earned the 21-year-old the Young Player of the Tournament award, Fernandez became one of the most talked-about midfielders now playing in Europe.
Bellingham, an England international with a degree of ridiculous technical skill that defies his age of 19, has long been one of the most sought-after midfield players in European football.
The team led by Carlo Ancelotti has expressed interest in hiring them, but Liverpool, a powerhouse in the Premier League, is also interested in both.
The Reds are rumored to prefer a move for Bellingham, but they view Fernandez as the best fallback option in the event that a deal for the Borussia Dortmund sensation becomes too expensive.
Recent rumors claim Real Madrid is in the lead over Liverpool for Bellingham, but it’s not clear if those reports take the price of any Mbappe move into account.
Both Fernandez and Bellingham’s fates appear to be dependent on Mbappe’s choice of whether to ultimately make the switch to the Bernabeu and join Real Madrid.